Katie Ruch Garners Lacrosse Service Award

Posted: June 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) honored former George Mason women’s lacrosse standout Katie Ruch with the IWLCA 2002 Division I Community Service Award at the organization’s annual All-American banquet in Baltimore.


The IWLCA Community Service Award was first awarded in 1999 and is presented to a student-athlete in each division of women’s lacrosse. Honorees are selected by a committee that reviews biographical submissions from each nominee.

“The objective that I have in mind is to serve the community to the best of my ability,” says Ruch. “I would like to remain active in the variety of services I have done in the past and look forward to serving other organizations in the future.”

Ruch, who graduated from George Mason in May with a degree in health, fitness, and recreation resources, has been an active volunteer for various functions in Fairfax and surrounding communities for several years. Some of her community service activities include setting up therapeutic recreation functions during the summer, assisting children in arts and crafts and adults with disabilities, and sponsoring food deliveries and activities at a local senior center.

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